Fyleverken
abandoned sand quarry in Fyledalen. Fine quartz sand, used for glass making and paint. The sand was formed during the jura era 150 million years ago. Water filled sandpits. Dramatic formations.

June 5, 2017
Drive the road between Sjöbo and Tomelilla. Take down in Fyledalen towards Eriksdal. Visit the Vitabäck well. Continue on the road to Röddinge. After a short distance lies the Fyleverket's sand quarry. Abandoned in 2008. There are no buildings left from the industry. Put the car one the place where the buildings were, south of the road. Gets across the road to the quarry. The sandpit is water-filled. Fine quartz sand, used for glass making and paint. The sand was formed during the jura era 150 million years ago. There should also be traces of a tsunami caused by an asteroid that struck down on earth 145 million years ago.

Trying to follow the southern side. But it is difficult. Going on the road instead. After a few hundred meters there is a trail to the right. The trail leads to the northern part of the quarry.

Steppe Landscape. Should be possible to swim at some places. Looking for fossils. Nothing found. Lupines bloom. To the east the big waterfilled quarry. To the west a lesser. Steep sides. In the north dramatic formations. A black border, maybe coal? Walk the path back on the north side between water and the edge.

Half way is a path up. Walk up. Nice view of the area and the dramatic formations on the sled down to the water. At the top is a deserted farm. Overgrown, due. Walk the path down again. A cat is smashing over the path. Ends the walk.

Crossing the road to a smaller sandy pit. Looking for fossils, find none. Not so likely, there's probably no one here in the sand. But one should have found fossils of plants in the surrounding area, also shark teeth. Strange sounds from a pond. Can not place what it is. Probably a bird. High up circles a bird, probably golden eagle. Drive to the inn Sjöbo gästis and have lunch.

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